What's in a word? Presentation at the 30th Northern Primary Languages Show

​Presentation by Rachel Hawkes at the 30th Northern Primary Languages Show, organised by Steven Fawkes from the Association for Language Learning (ALL), and held at York St John University on Saturday 30 November 2019.

Every languages teacher knows that vocabulary teaching and learning is vital. Learners can’t understand, say or write anything without knowing some words. So, what is there to know?

In this session Rachel set out to address all the Ws and the Hs of vocabulary learning – Why is vocabulary so important? What does it mean to know a word? Which words do learners need to know? How many words do they need to know? How can they best learn those words? Answers come from research and practice, and include (freely available) resources for the classroom.

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